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The Lost Okoroshi (2019)

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Haunted by dreams of an ancestral Okoroshi masquerade, a disillusioned security guard wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a mute, purple spirit, in Abba Makama's surrealist romp through the sprawling city of Lagos.


Abba Makama





Credited cast:
Seun Ajayi Seun Ajayi ... Raymond
Judith Audu Judith Audu ... Nneka
Tope Tedela Tope Tedela ... Dr. Dauda
Ifu Ennada Ifu Ennada ... Sarafina
Chiwetalu Agu Chiwetalu Agu ... Chief Okonkwo
Demi Banwo ... Mr. Osagie
Ibrahim Jammal ... Musa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ozzy Agu Ozzy Agu ... Elder Nwankwo
Crystabel Goddy Crystabel Goddy ... Goldie


The Lost Okoroshi follows Raymond (Seun Ajayi), a security guard (and something of a layabout) whose main preoccupations are checking out women and figuring out how to escape the bustle of Lagos in favor of the more relaxed countryside. Despite, or maybe because of, his seeming "averages-ness", he's beset by surreal dreams where he's haunted by a traditional Okoroshi masquerade (ancestral spirit). One morning, our protagonist wakes up to discover he's been transformed into a purple spirit. Having lost his voice, he must navigate Lagos in this new form. His journey takes him across the society, to the club, and even into the world of a secret society bent on claiming the masquerade as their own. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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When Raymond is in his work uniform the yellow braided rope is over his right shoulder both time in his village but over his left shoulder in next scene and whenever in the city. See more »

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Nigerian New Wave!
25 September 2020 | by danielokeyokoroSee all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the film! It was authentic, honest, absurdist, comical & inquisitive in all right ways.

I truly feel like this film was tailor made for me. I'm just realizing that this is the first/only movie that's actually told from MY perspective. I'm the target audience for this film!

And I'm looking forward to Abba's next feature!

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